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29.11.2022 | Future of Work, New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The country’s most vulnerable are stuck between a rock and a hard place.


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24.11.2022 | Gender Justice | News

An interview on empowering women in Pakistan’s local politics with Shad Begum.


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10.11.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Mongolian experts and thought-leaders analyze the geopolitical and geo-economic dynamics that may shape the country’s future and discuss the…


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| Climate change | News

We are now facing not just a climate crisis, but also an inequality crisis. COP27 must address both challenges by financing a just climate transition.


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| Climate change | News

Unseasonal rain and extreme weather events affect agricultural productivity and fish stock of farmers and fisherfolk in India. Could conversations at…


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17.10.2022 | Gender Justice | News

Role models and their stories have a great impact on supporting conversations about gender equality and gender justice. The FES Nepal Office collected…


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06.10.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Thailand has a long and demonstrated history of balancing its foreign policy against big powers. But the new geopolitical dynamics of the region…


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03.10.2022 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News
Mother with a baby stroller crossing the street in Minh Khai, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Cities tend to reflect traditional gender roles and gendered division of labour. Instead, urban planning and design should address inequalities and…


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27.09.2022 | Future of Work | News
A group of workers at a bridge construction site

Trade union membership in Pakistan is no higher than at independence in 1947, causing the country and its citizens to miss out on the potential…


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19.09.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Experts share their analysis of what the changing geopolitical landscape in Asia means for the Korean Peninsula.


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13.09.2022 | Climate change | News
A primary school flooded in Khairpur district, Sindh, Pakistan

An interview with FES partner Khadim Hussain Mirani about relief efforts, the climate crisis, and the challenges for workers and local economies in…


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12.09.2022 | Future of Work, Gender Justice | News

Latest research unveils key issues and opportunities for women and the future of work in South Asia.


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05.09.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

What makes foreign interests in the Pacific Islands grow and what does their engagement mean for the future of the small island nations?


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30.08.2022 | Networks for social democracy | News

Recent local elections in Nepal have brought a number of independent candidates into office. Among them is Balendra Shah ‘Balen’, Kathmandu…


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24.08.2022 | Climate change | News

Thailand's current practices and policies only include some of the elements that will be needed to achieve their ambitious commitment to reach…


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Facts, figures and the latest annual report of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


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| Climate change | Event

Join us in shaping a socially inclusive and climate-resilient future in Asia powered by renewable energy!


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03.08.2022 | Climate change | Event

How urban transformation, feminism and the circular economy are shaping the futures of cities of Asia.


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26.07.2022 | Climate change | News

An interview with Chalie Charoenlarpnopparut about Thailand’s pledges, plans and priorities for its energy transformation.


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21.07.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Marc Saxer answers questions about the larger implications of the war in Ukraine on the Asia-Pacific region and the future of the global order.


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19.07.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Wan-Suk Hong answers questions about the larger implications of the war in Ukraine on East Asia and the Korean Peninsula.


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06.07.2022 | News

50 years of German-Bangladesh relations are being celebrated by the Bangladesh office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Centre for Governance…


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29.06.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The Asia-Pacific is one of the most strategically contested areas on the globe. The superpower confrontation comes with a multitude of challenges and…


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27.06.2022 | Future of Work | News

The polarization between formal and informal workers lately received wide attention in South Korea. Our FES Korea Office took a closer look at the…


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21.06.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Lay Hwee Yeo answers questions about the larger implications of the war in Ukraine on the Asia-Pacific region.


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14.06.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Charmaine Misalucha-Willougby answers questions about the larger implications of the war in Ukraine on the Asia-Pacific region.


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07.06.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Raja Mohan answers four questions about the larger implications of the war in Ukraine on the Asia-Pacific region.


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24.05.2022 | Gender Justice | News

With spaces for dialogues and leadership expanding in government and civil society, women in the Philippines have taken up the role of peace leaders…


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18.05.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry shares his views on the developments in Afghanistan and the role of the international community since the Taliban…


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12.05.2022 | Climate change | News

Rural and urban areas are connected in ways that cannot be dissolved or ignored. They are economically, socially, and environmentally interlinked…


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02.05.2022 | Future of Work | News

Platform work is providing much needed employment to many. But bereft of decent working conditions, blue collar workers in the digital economy are…


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| Gender Justice | News

Opportunities and threats of digitalization for women in the COVID-19 crisis. Reflections from Asia as part of the FES W7-blog.


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20.04.2022 | Climate change | News

FES Philippines forms Youth for Just Transition Network to engage young people from different backgrounds in the shift from coal to renewable energy.


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07.04.2022 | Gender Justice | News
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The lack of women's representation in political news coverage is global. But journalists and newsrooms in Mongolia have started to work to break the…


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| Future of Work, Gender Justice | News

The COVID19-crisis has revealed multiple fault-lines, yet these could also be seen as opportunities for identification of changes to help women cope…


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30.03.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Together with its partners, FES brought together some of Nepal’s most prominent thought-leaders and politicians to discuss the country’s current state…


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16.03.2022 | Climate change | News

Sustainable urban mobility always involves several trade-offs: between comfort and pollution, between private and public transport, and others. A…


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08.03.2022 | Climate change | News
Women in Central Java Indonesia

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, yet their invaluable contributions in tackling climate change are still unrecognized. This…


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24.02.2022 | Climate change | News
Fisherfolk of Chennai | © Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Shruthi Kulkarni

Rapid urbanisation in Chennai is leaving the city's vulnerable susceptible to effects of unplanned growth and climate change.


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16.02.2022 | Gender Justice | News
A woman selling fruits, vegetables and toys on a sidewalk of a street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam has made great efforts in providing a comprehensive legal framework to protect women's and children's rights. But violence against women and…


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03.02.2022 | Future of Work | News
Woman working in a little shop in central square of Bhaktapur

"For trade unions to be key players in this changing world of work, they need to understand and reflect the workforce they represent," argues Marta…


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26.01.2022 | Climate change | News
Commuters queue as they wait to board a UV Express van in a PUV terminal at SM North EDSA, Quezon City.

As one of the world's most congested cities, Metro Manila faces increasing challenges to its urban development, highlighting issues of livability and…


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17.01.2022 | Future of Work | News

The rapid growth of ride-hailing and other app-based services has changed discussions around workers' rights globally. A new FES research analyses…


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11.01.2022 | Networks for social democracy | News

Education in Asia is becoming increasingly privatised and commercialised. To learn more about the impacts and future trends of the sector,…


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